37. Chemical weathering occurs most rapidly in warm, moist climates and involves a change in chemical composition of the rock. 38. Physical weathering occurs most rapidly in cold, moist climates due to frost action.
39. A ir moves clockwise and outward around a high pressure system. 40. A ir moves counterclockwise and toward the center of a low pressure system.
44. As temperature increases, air pressure decreases. (Indirect) 45. As moisture increases, pressure decreases (Indirect). 46. Air pressure decreases with altitude.
47. High pressure is cool and dry; low is warm and wet!
48.Winds are due to air pressure differences. 49. Wind blows from areas of high pressure to low pressure
50. Wind is named from the direction it is coming!
52. The closer the air temperature and dew point temperature the greater the chance of precipitation (increased humidity).
53. Weather moves from West to East in the United States.
54. Cold Front 57. Cold fronts move the fastest! Cold fronts force warm air up and are associated with short narrow bands of heavy precipitation and thunder/lightning in advance of the front!
55. Warm Front Warm fronts ride up the back of cold air and produce longer periods of steady rain and occur both in front of and behind the advancing front.
69. Gravity is the primary force behind ALL erosional agents!
70. Streams are the number one agent of erosion. B/C there is so much of it on Earth! 71. Stream velocity depends on slope and discharge. 1. Increase in slope = increased velocity and increased discharge. 72. Velocity is fastest on the outside of a meander bend.
73. Heavy, round and dense particles settle out first (Graded bedding). 74. Bedding (vertical sorting): biggest sentiments are on bottom! Horizontal Sorting – Biggest is located near the shore
82. Mid-ocean ridge – new earth being created – sea floor spreading.
83. Trenches – earth being destroyed – subduction zone
84. P waves travel faster than S waves. 85. P waves travel through liquid and solids – S waves only travel through solids. 86. Three (3) seismic stations are needed to locate the epicenter of an earthquake.
87.In undisturbed strata – the bottom layer is the oldest LAW OF SUPERPOSITION
88. Intrusion and faults are younger than the rock they cut across!
89. Unconformity means erosion followed by deposition.
90. Arid landscape: steep slopes with sharp angles.
91. Humid landscape: smooth with rounded slopes.
92. When in doubt…. See if the reference tables will help! 93. Uranium 235 dates old rocks. 94. Carbon 14 dates recent living objects.
95. Convection currents in the mantle move plates.
99. Be familiar with this chart: Date Lat. of Sun’s direct rays Direction of sunrise and sunset Altitude of noon sun Length of Daylight Sept 21 (Autumnal Equinox) Equator Due east + Due west 48 o 12 hours Dec. 21 (Winter Solstice) Tropic of Capricorn (23 ½ o S) Rises S. of east + sets S. of West 24.5 o 8 hours (shortest daylight) March 21 (Vernal Equinox) Equator Due east + Due west 48 o 12 hours June 21 (Summer Solstice) Tropic of Cancer (23 1/2 o N) Rises N. of east + sets N. of west 71.5 o 16 hours (longest daylight)
97. When a rock is broken into smaller pieces, surface area increases and weathering increases.
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